Ohio Justice & Policy Center

OJPC Honors Staff In Recognition of 20 Years of Service

CINCINNATI, OH—The Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC) has honored Sheila Donaldson Johnson with a day of recognition from Mayor Pureval and the City of Cincinnati for her 20 years of service with the organization and in honor of Women’s History Month. Sheila Donaldson Johnson began working at OJPC in January of 2002 as a […]

Forthcoming series of reports to examine death penalty in Ohio

The Ohio Justice & Policy Center will release a series of reports to examine why it is time to end the death penalty in Ohio, and how we can repeal it this legislative session. These forthcoming death penalty reports are timely for several reasons: First, the public opinion polling has dramatically shifted and we want […]

Bipartisan death penalty repeal bill introduced in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH—State Senators Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced a bipartisan death penalty repeal bill Thursday morning during a virtual press conference. The Senators were joined by several colleagues from both the House and Senate including Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), Senator Niraj Antani (R-Miami Township), Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), Representative Adam […]

Protests and the Pandemic: Recommendations for a more equitable Cincinnati

On June 4, after more than a week of protests across the United States and almost three months into a global pandemic, The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Cincinnati Black United Front released a list of eight recommendations. These are concrete ways for law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and local governments to respond to […]

How OJPC is trying to free at-risk prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic

By: Lily Meyer The lawyers and staff of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center were concerned about Ohio prisoners’ health long before the coronavirus pandemic began. OJPC’s flagship Human Rights in Prison program advocates for adequate access to health care for all incarcerated Ohioans. Before this March, fighting for prisoners’ medical rights meant advocating and […]

Welcome Home, Alexis

When Alexis Ke’Erica Martin walked out of prison, she was overjoyed – and so were many others. Her step into the prison parking lot marked a major step toward true freedom, after a life of human trafficking and incarceration. Alexis was ready for the next chapter of her life. “Ke” (short for Ke’Erica), as she […]